Service Level Changes

Closed SignAs part of our efforts to safeguard the health and safety of our volunteers and members of the public, Oceanside Community Safety (OCSV) has decided to close its Parksville and Qualicum Beach office locations until further notice.

Oceanside Community Safety will continue to offer our Keeping in Touch program, Block Watch support with updates, as well our weekly RCMP Crime Reports.



Police DogOutside of the lower mainland there are 25 police dog service units covering Northern, Central, Vancouver Island and Southern BC. Canine units have proven to be a valuable service. Service ranging from tracking suspects to search and rescue to narcotics and substances detection.

Block Watch

Block Watch LogoBlock Watch is an extension of what you may already be doing on a daily basis. Many of us have watched our neighbour’s home for them when they are away. Under Block Watch, that watchfulness is broadened and becomes more systematic. All residents participating in the program will get to know each other while keeping an eye out for each other. The program involves two commitments.

Parksville: Gradual Resumption of City Services

City of Parksville LogoThe City of Parksville takes COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and follows the direction of the Provincial Health Officer. This information will address the partial reopening of City of Parksville offices in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. We are focusing on the essential services our residents rely upon and will continue to exercise an abundance of caution as we provide limited in-person services starting June 1 and work towards a full resumption of regular services in a gradual and cautious manner. Visiting City Hall will be very different from before the closure in mid-March; however, most importantly, we are committed to keeping the public and staff safe.